Saturday 5 June 2010

Hidden

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It was like just another day. I was sitting on a bench in the same old park where I used to play as a kid. But today I was watching other kids at play. It was a pleasure to watch these kids playing and fighting and playing again together. But there was a kid sitting under a tree in one of the corners of the park. Being too old to get up, I couldn't go to him but could only see him sitting there with a sad face. The boy was looking decent but was wearing ragged clothes. I thought the other kids didn't want him to play with them. I called up a boy playing nearby.

"Why that little boy is sitting alone there?", I asked the other kid,"Why he is not playing with you all?"

"Uncle, we can't play with him", he replied.

"Why so?", I wanted to know the reason.

"Because our Moms say he is poor and don't deserve our company", he answered innocently,"Her mother works as maid in our homes".

He ran away leaving a thought in my mind that if all are God's kids then why we discriminate? Who is wrong, our kids or we, the parents? I came home with my mind occupying these questions. I tried but couldn't find the hidden answers.

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21 After Thoughts:

Sylvia K said...

Lovely story -- sad, but all too true!

Mahesh Kalaal said...

In my opinion the answers are open.... the widening gap between haves and have nots , leading to socio-cultural-economic differences and hence prejudice and bias....
Blame is on the feudalistic mindset of indians too....
Simple and connecting post :)

gkam said...

Nice. Thought provoking.

Good Luck for BATOM 11!

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Leo said...

thought provoking indeed! all the best!


Leo - Hidden

Pooja Menon said...

Well written! But, seriously speaking, this is the fact of life! All the best for BAT :)

Scribbling Girl said...

Sad but true. Alas such hidden questions have hardly ne answers. nicely written
All the best.

Phoenixritu said...

Sad but true. This happens so often

Brijender Singh said...

Your thought is quite intutive and then your choice of words,simple yet apt, makes for a very compelling read.
Kudos.

Deepak said...

@ sylvia: thanks a lot.

@ mahesh: yeah, answers might be open, but sometimes we refuse to accept what we see.

@ gkam: thanks. good luck to u too.

@ leo: thanks. all the best to u too.

Deepak said...

@ pooja: thanks. all the best to u too.

@ scribbling girl: thanks a lot girl. all the best to u too.

@ phoenixritu: yeah, it does happen, but shouldn't :-(

@ brijender: I don't have tough vocabulary, I only have simple :-) anyways, thanks a lot.

- The Virgin Author! said...

A thought provoking post, which is well thought by you, mate! But, this is actually the reality of life!

All the best for BAT!

PS: http://bit.ly/thestupidgirl

Bikramjit Singh Mann said...

Nice one Deepak.. It is so true this happens so much in real life .. we have become so materialistic in our own little world .. and see it with our own silly eyes...

All the best.. Nice article .. i will come back and have a look at your previous notes tooo :)

Bikramjit Singh Mann said...

Nice one Deepak.. It is so true this happens so much in real life .. we have become so materialistic in our own little world .. and see it with our own silly eyes...

All the best.. Nice article .. i will come back and have a look at your previous notes tooo :)

Bikramjit Singh Mann said...

sorry it seems my comments are coming twice :) he he he but never mind the more the merrier :)

Deepak said...

@ virgin author: yes i know its a bitter reality but it should be changed.

@ bikramjit: thanks a lot friend. do come again, I'll be waiting :-)

Dr. Chandana Shekar said...

good. keep going :)

hey, i have got a bit busy with studies, so blog time restricted for sundays. so wont be able to comment much on ur blog.i read the blogs i follow on my phone when i take breaks at the library, but my phone ka internet doesn allow commenting. so plz don mind if u don't get a comment from me on ur blogs. im still readin it :) cheers

BK Chowla, said...

This is my first visit here.
Very interesting, will return

Deepak said...

@ chandana: thanks a lot. dont worry abt that. concentrate on ur studies :-)

Deepak said...

@ Bk Chowla: thank u sir. do come again :-)

Deeps!! said...

Nice One!!

Deepak said...

@ deeps: thanks :)

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